Gender analysis in agricultural enterprises producing early potatoes in the Adana province of Turkey


KANTAR DAVRAN M. , Tok N.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, cilt.6, ss.376-381, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.376-381

Özet

Given gender, there exists an unequal social structure between women and men related to education, division of labour, occupation structure etc. This discrimination is rather sharp especially for women working in the agricultural sector and the agricultural enterprises in Turkey, which produce early potatoes, which can be taken as a good example for this paper. In this study, the gender structure in the enterprises in Adana, producing early potatoes was analysed in terms of the owner of the enterprise and his wife and women working as agricultural workers and their spouses. The data was obtained in the villages producing early potatoes in the years 2008 to 2009 through individual interviews and statistical analysis. As a result of the study, it is evident that women are generally oppressed; moreover, female seasonal workers have certain disadvantages compared to both men and their counterparts living in urban areas.